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  • phoronix
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    What Will AMD Open Up Next?

    Phoronix: What Will AMD Open Up Next?

    With the Friday night release of the R300-500 3D programming documentation, which open-source developers have already been pleased by, what will be AMD's next strategic OSS move? AMD is still in the process of releasing an R600 3D programming guide, Tcore, the bottom layer of the fglrx driver (possibly), and other information. These efforts are all to better enable the open-source community in developing the R500+ RadeonHD driver and further enriching the R300/400 Radeon driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjM0OQ

  • Ole-Martin Broz
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    UVD

    UVD is not going to be open source, amd have said, they will supply the driver, but atm if i remember right, there is no uvd support at all at the time being.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by agd5f View Post
    Several years ago. I don't remember exactly when.

    Alex
    Heh... It figures... Last couple of years have been a bit of a foggy blur in some aspects.

    Thanks for the tidbit.

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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    Really? Cool. When did that actually get added in?
    Several years ago. I don't remember exactly when.

    Alex

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by agd5f View Post
    Hyper Z is supported on r100 and r200, however, IIRC, you have to enable it via a dri option.
    Really? Cool. When did that actually get added in? (Seems I missed out on that detail- won't be making those remarks again... )

    All this means is that I get to turn on a few more things in my R200 laptop. Heh...

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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    There's a few things missing from the R200 support- such as HyperZ, which would add more speed to the driver support we have. We don't have any good way to RE that piece and they don't seem to have given us that tidbit of info at the time we got the rest for some reason...
    Hyper Z is supported on r100 and r200, however, IIRC, you have to enable it via a dri option.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by Alex W. Jackson View Post
    As far as I know, the open source R200 driver currently supports everything the card is capable of, including vertex and pixel shaders.
    There's a few things missing from the R200 support- such as HyperZ, which would add more speed to the driver support we have. We don't have any good way to RE that piece and they don't seem to have given us that tidbit of info at the time we got the rest for some reason...

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  • xeros
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    Alex W. Jackson, thank you for claryfing me the details about R200.
    Yes, I meant WINE. Many games which were working without problems with better graphic cards on Linux with WINE and even with R200 on Windows doesn't work with R200 on Linux with WINE so I was blaming the driver.

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  • DeepDayze
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    Perhaps nvidia is quietly going thru their own code and docs now to see what can be released as OSS. I predict an announcement will be imminent

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  • yoshi314
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    the question should be "what will nvidia do?:

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